Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

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by daniel_reetz
25 Feb 2020, 19:33
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Offline version of the Archivist design guide?
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Offline version of the Archivist design guide?

If you're willing to put in the effort, I am willing to support this work, enthusiastically. We'll have to figure out what it means to host it elsewhere (I really want the "canonical" copy to remain here).

Since I control the license, I can help alleviate any issues there.
by daniel_reetz
19 Jan 2020, 22:42
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: SOLD: 80/20 Custom Book Scanner
Replies: 2
Views: 2205

Re: SOLD: 80/20 Custom Book Scanner

I edited the main post, this scanner has been sold.
by daniel_reetz
07 Jan 2020, 14:28
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Scanner in a Briefcase
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: Scanner in a Briefcase

The Soviets had an interesting briefcase machine called the Yolka.

https://www.cryptomuseum.com/covert/cam ... /index.htm
by daniel_reetz
31 Dec 2019, 19:02
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: It's completely wild, but I'm proud of myself!
Replies: 1
Views: 2291

Re: It's completely wild, but I'm proud of myself!

Hey Babul, I just wanted to say that this was a really cool post and I'm glad you found value in this community.
by daniel_reetz
31 Dec 2019, 18:59
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Creating a Digital Library
Replies: 3
Views: 2188

Re: Creating a Digital Library

Thanks for sharing all this experience, John_Latta.
by daniel_reetz
01 Sep 2019, 21:54
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor Advanced
Replies: 103
Views: 63868

Re: Scan Tailor Advanced

Really impressed with the work by 4lex4... sent a donation his way as a thank-you.
by daniel_reetz
09 Jun 2019, 18:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: An improved DIY book scanner
Replies: 3
Views: 1721

Re: An improved DIY book scanner

We, as a community, strongly oppose your attempt to patent ideas that we have freely shared. Further, we completely reject your attempt to sell our own ideas back to this community in the form of a license. If you persist in this effort, we will make legal challenges by providing prior art. Also, we...
by daniel_reetz
02 Dec 2018, 20:20
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Say Goodbye to Aaron Clarke
Replies: 0
Views: 1550

Say Goodbye to Aaron Clarke

Hi all, Aaron Clarke wrote the very first DIY Book Scanner software, PageBuilder, which was linked in the original instructable. We spent a lot of time together in grad school and he was a very good friend to me. He recently passed away. I wrote a post about him here: http://www.danreetz.com/blog/20...
by daniel_reetz
29 Nov 2018, 16:24
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit
Replies: 399
Views: 359689

Re: A DIY Book Scanner In Every Hackerspace /DIY Kit

The light used in the original hackerspace scanner was the 10W LED floodlight from ebay. I can't really recommend it very highly now that I know about the SORAAs described in the Archivist documentation, but they did work for a lot of projects and they should fit in the lighting bracket of your hack...